Pheasants or Silkies?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DragonEggs, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Originally I was going to buy Pheasants today (a pair of Red Golden for $35) but the lady informed me that the woman who was buying her silkies backed out. They are very pretty silkie pullets and she's asking $25 for the 2. I can't afford all of them but I don't know which to get! I'm really leaning towards the silkies now but I'm still undecided.... What do you guys think?

    Here is the CL ad with one of the silkies in the lower right corner pic

    Here is the ad for the Pheasants:
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've raised lots of different kinds of pheasants, & a few silkies. I'm not a big silkie fan, so I vote for the pheasants.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Tough choice! [​IMG] I would think the silkies would be easier to take care of and more receptive to humans... but I've never had pheasants? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  4. victoriamarie1138

    victoriamarie1138 In the Brooder

    May 19, 2010
    Greene County, VA
    I would go with the pheasants. I've always found them fascinating. But then again, I've never understood the appeal of silkies, so I suppose I'm biased. [​IMG]
  5. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I'd go with the pheasants. I like pheasants and would love to have some. Silkies...not so much. I've got a few, and collectively they have the intellect of a box of rocks.
  6. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    Ive never had pheasants but i love my silkies, they are great i have had 5, and love(d) everyone of them. I had one that i brought in the house all the time and she would just sit there while we petted her, she never even went to the bathroom in the house, so i vote silkies
  7. austin.ray22

    austin.ray22 Chirping

    Jun 11, 2010
    Pheasants for sure
  8. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Okay, sorry to dissapoint the masses but I got the silkies.

    First of all the silkies are VERY sweet. The mom is a partridge blue and her daughter is a splash. They are too dirty and scruffy from the rooster to tell if they'll be show quality or could produce SQ but they are a very nice type. 10 toes correctly spaced, all black skin, nice vaulted skulls, excellent foot feathering. It was dark so I didn't get to give the combs a good look but they'll both be getting a bath tomorrow then I'll post pics.

    I didn't take the pheasants because they were INSANE! Just little brown blurs in a big cage. The woman was told they were a pair when she got them but They were too wild to get a good look at and check eye color. If they are still around next week I'll probably get them and a third splash silkie she had.
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  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    great choice.. [​IMG] when you have the spare cash then get the pheasant.. we got 1 running around with our silkies... I think he's in love with one of our roosters...


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